azygos vein


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Related to azygos vein: thoracic duct, hemiazygos vein
  • noun

Synonyms for azygos vein

one of a system of veins that drain the thoracic and abdominal walls

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No cases of complete obstruction of the SVC and the azygos vein (type IV) were detected.
Surrounding tissues around superior vena cava were dissected up to azygos vein in order to examine presence of partial anormal pulmonary venosus connection and high PAPVC small-medium size was observed.
Intravenous reflux into the azygos vein and the inferior vena cava to the level of the hepatic venous system (Figure 2) was seen.
Some reported complications include injury to the spleen, azygos vein laceration, chylothorax, recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis, anastomotic leaks, cardiac abnormalities, pleural injury, and tears to the posterior tracheal wall.
An earlier cardiac catheterization at another institution documented intrahepatic interruption of the inferior vena cava with azygos continuation as the reason for the enlarged azygos vein (Figure 4).